New Orleans has a thriving LGBTQ culture. With several queer-friendly bars, shops, and recreational centers in the area, particularly in the French Quarter, it draws a huge LGBTQ crowd.
Will you be in the city in the next couple of weeks? Here are a few events to look forward to.
Greetings from Queer Mountain
The monthly LGBTQ storytelling event that first took place in Austin is scheduled for New Orleans this month. In fact, it takes place every second Friday each month at The Theatre at Allways. Join the organizers for an interesting storytelling session featuring performers who’ll make you laugh and cry, while compelling you to think about certain aspects of your life. The lineup includes Lianna Patch, Jeff D., Shiva Lewis, and Amber Lynn Kimble, to name a few. Being hosted by Amanda G., the event is ticketed for $5.
Day & Date: Friday, March 13th
Timings: 7:30pm –9:00pm
The Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival
Inaugurated in 2003, the Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival has gained international acclaim in the last couple of years. The internationally-recognized event is the perfect occasion for members of the LGBTQ community to come together and celebrate literature. This includes readers, writers, editors, and publishers not only from the US but also from other countries.
Spanned across three days, this year’s festival is set to take place at the Hotel Monteleone. Like each year, the event will feature masterclasses as well as panel discussions focusing on literary topics. Participants (both the speakers and the attendees) will have the chance to discuss LGBTQ literature and pave the way for aspiring writers.
Day & Date: Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th
Timings: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Gay Easter Parade New Orleans
Easter gets more exciting with the Gay Easter Parade scheduled to take place this year. The paraders will leisurely march along the French Quarter in New Orleans, passing the many gay bars as well as gay-owned cafes and stores in the area. Come dressed in your Sunday best as you step out to witness the floats and horse-drawn carriages in the parade. The lively event is bound to be full of merriment and frivolity, from the colorful outfits to the bead throws. There’s also an Easter bonnet contest happening during the event at Good Friends Bar located at Dauphine and St. Ann streets.
Day & Date: Sunday, Apr 12th
Timings: To be announced
Want to learn more about LGBTQ events happening in your area? Use the LGBTQ-friendly business directory available at Trans Central Station. They also have an e-commerce store where they offer exciting new merchandise online.
Get in touch with them now for LGBTQ resources!